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City of Adelaide and the State Government of South Australia are committed to creating a vibrant and liveable City and are already exploring ways to support a diverse range of events, businesses and entrepreneurs. This includes trialing new ways to support small venues, street vendors, laneway activation in key areas and other activities to enrich the experience of our City after 5pm and create lively and safe public places after 5pm.

Below are some useful links and information:

1. Promoting your event or activity
If you have an event or activity coming up that you'd like to promote, please add it to the City of Adelaide What's On Calendar. All publicly accessible events occurring at a venue or location within Adelaide City, North Adelaide or surrounding suburbs of Adelaide are welcomed.

To submit your events: Visit our What's On Calendar and click on the 'Submit Event' button found in the top right hand corner of the page, fill in the form that appears and it will be automatically entered into the calendar system and published onto the City of Adelaide website.

2. Over 100 things to see and do in the City after 5pm
There is a wide-variety of activities to see and do in the City after 5pm throughout the year. To help you decide on what to see, we have created a list of suggestions. Browse the list of over 100 things to see and do in the City after 5pm

While you’re at it, join the conversation on social media using #GoodEveningADL

If you have a suggestion or would like to add your business or organisation to the list please email for consideration.

3. Advice on starting or running a new business in the City   
Enterprise Adelaide offers free advice and access to business development services for anyone owning, managing or starting a business in the CBD or North Adelaide.

For instance, they can:

  • Provide you free one-on-one information and planning sessions
  • Link you to useful contacts, checklists, guides and other sources of information
  • Help you find relevant regulatory information and licensing requirements
  • Refer you to the Australian Taxation Office Tax Basics workshops and checklists
  • Invite you to events and training sessions relevant to your business
  • Introduce you to the development information guides in the City of Adelaide, including the City of Adelaide Home Business Activity Information Guide
  • Provide guidance on negotiating and renewing your lease
  • Refer you to SA Youth Entrepreneur Scheme if you are over 18 years old but under 35, to help you realise your business idea
  • Refer you to specialist business advisors or business development services

4. Advice on Planning & Development matters
Thinking of building or developing a property or using an existing property? Visit our planning and building pages for useful information and an overview of the steps involved in gaining planning and development approval, and undertaking construction.

5. Information on becoming a Licensed premises
Licensed premises such as restaurants, cafés, bars and nightclubs contribute to the vibrancy of the city for residents and visitors.

The Office of Consumer and Business Services is responsible for administering the Liquor Licensing Act 1997. For information on the different liquor license types and how to apply, please visit the Consumer and Business Services website.

Please note, in addition to approval of a liquor licence, you also need approval of the land use and any associated building works. This requires the lodging of a development application to Council

6. Small Venue Licence
A new category of liquor licence for small venues became active in April 2013, as part of plans to transform the little-used laneways of Adelaide’s CBD into vibrant spaces that attract people to the heart of the city.
The Liquor Licensing (Small Venue Licence) Amendment Bill 2012 amended the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 to provide for a new category of liquor licence for small venues.

A Small Venue Licence includes:

  • Standard hours of service will be 11am to midnight or Good Friday with extensions of opening hours until 2am possible upon application.
  • The maximum capacity will be limited to 120 patrons.
  • No separate application for entertainment consent will be required (approval at the Commissioner’s discretion) for entertainment during standard hours of service.
  • Gaming will not be permitted.

The Office of Consumer and Business Services is responsible for administering the Small Venue Licence, in consultation with Council.

7. The Late Night Code of Practice
The Late Night Trading Code of Practice came into effect on 1 October 2013 and was developed by the State Government following extensive consultation with licensees, industry bodies, SA Police and the community.

The Late Night Code is just one of several ways that the State Government is tackling alcohol abuse and violence. It aims to encourage a culture of responsible service and consumption of alcohol, to minimise the social and economic harm caused by excessive alcohol consumption, and to reduce the level of alcohol related violence that occurs in, or in the vicinity of, licensed premises.

For further information on the Late Night Code of Practice, please visit the Consumer and Business Services website.

8. Outdoor Dining
Outdoor dining can play a big part in creating enjoyable, welcoming and comfortable spaces for people to socialise and unwind in the City, during the day and into the evening.

Council wants to make it easier for businesses to create unique and ambient outdoor dining experiences for city patrons, adding to the cultural life and vibrancy of the city.

Find out further information on outdoor dining.

9. Events in the Park Lands
Adelaide's Park Lands are the perfect location for a variety of events and functions, from intimate weddings, barbecues and corporate functions to festivals, concerts and carnivals.

Find out more information or submit a booking application.

10. Travelling in and around the City
City of Adelaide is committed to working with the State Government to ensure that people can easily move in and around the City.

There are a range of transport options to get you where you want to go – the city is perfect for exploring on foot or by bike, and there are a range of public and private transport options available if you are looking to go further afield.

Managed Taxi Ranks and the After Midnight Bus can also help you get home safely.

Find out more information relating to travel to, from and within the City and North Adelaide.

11. City Safety
City of Adelaide works closely with government, business and the community to enhance safety and improve perceptions of safety in the City.

Some of these initiatives are listed here, including tips on personal safety, information on public toilets and closed-circuit television cameras (CCTV).

12. Staying Active
City of Adelaide plays a key role in providing recreational opportunities and supporting infrastructure within the Park Lands and City Squares that encourages physical activity among the community during the day and into the evening.

If you are a personal trainer or a fitness group interested in running an activity in the city, find out more information here.

Visit Active Ambassadors for tips on staying active and to find out what Active Events are coming up in the city.

13. Living in the City
Want to spend every night in the City? Then check out Already Home for information and advice about living in the city, as well as stories of people who live in the heart of all the action.

14. City Noise
The City of Adelaide is an exciting and lively place to live, work and play, with plenty happening both day and night. The proximity to shops, restaurants, transport, employment and entertainment creates a more vibrant and ‘mixed-use’ environment than most suburban areas.

Receive advice and further information on noise and acoustics in the city, including Council’s Noise Management Incentive Scheme.

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